I've been chilling out today or chillaxing as the kids like to say. I needed to unwind from work and have been messing around with my new camera, taking some shots. In the process of poking around the menus I found that the latest Olympus firmware upgrade to version 2.2 had added focus bracketing.
It's not mentioned in the official manual or the after market manual so I had to play with it and take a bunch of shots, most of which I threw away, as one does when one is testing out a new feature, but below is a a 18 picture focus stack compiled from 25 automatically taken pictures (I processed the stack using all 25 images but decided that I wanted more of the background to be out of focus and removed seven images).
|Click to see bigger image and admire the depth of field: nine inches front to back in focus.|
As I've said already my OMD E-M5 Mark II is a computer that takes pictures. Also, while this new feature is a fantastic addition it's not fully integrated into the operating system: as in I can't choose it and set the camera's self-timer or more importantly use it in hi-res mode. Hopefully Olympus will rectify this shortcoming in future firmware updates.